The St. John’s Men’s and Women’s basketball programs are thrilled to announce the in-person return of Dribble for Victory over Cancer, to take place on Sept. 25 on the Queens campus in conjunction with University Service Day.
Dribble for Victory over Cancer, formerly known as Dribble for The Cure, is a joint venture between the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the V Foundation for Cancer Research to end childhood cancer. All proceeds from the event support the work of Dr. Mitchell Cairo, Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College.
Since former St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin helped bring Dribble for the Cure, which first started at UCLA, to St. John’s in 2011, funds raised from the Queens event are closing in on the $1 million mark.
Since its founding in 1982, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has raised more than $50 million and funded more than 30 research institutions. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the PCRF and like-minded organizations, survival rates from childhood cancers have risen from 10 percent to nearly 85 percent during that same period.
Inspired by its co-founder and namesake, Jim Valvano, the V Foundation has awarded over $260 million in cancer research grants since its inception in 1993. 100 percent of donations to the V Foundation go directly to cancer research.
In-person attendees over the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination to participate and masks must be worn by all individuals throughout the event.
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